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Options

I had lunch with a lady earlier this week to discuss options for her brother, a stroke survivor.  We were talking for a while and she asked “so what are the options for stroke victims?”  I responded “there really aren’t… Read More ›

Recent Posts

  • Meditation and Physical Therapy

    A search term on my blog the other day was “meditation and stroke recovery.”  So I searched this term myself on both Google and the Yahoo search engine and my blog came up on the second page of the Google… Read More ›

  • Neuro Rehab

    The company that I work for is 100% orthopedic.  My boss has told me that down the road they would like me to maybe do some neuro rehab.  Neurological physical therapy.  This won’t happen for a few years, I certainly… Read More ›

  • Credit

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    In my previous life, I let people walk all over me, never expressed how I truly felt, and wallowed in anger in private.  All of this anger and stress probably contributed to my stroke.  Well, a few things have changed… Read More ›

  • Entitlement

    In my last post, I wrote about how it takes me a long time to completely let go of something.  Well, here’s an example of that.  I woke up this morning for some reason real angry about the a-holes that… Read More ›

  • Medical Information

    In my last post, I said I was done referencing the personal attack made on MY blog by a physician.  A stroke survivor’s husband.  How sad that his extreme arrogance ruined for his wife what could’ve been a great friendship… Read More ›

  • Article

    I was blown away by this article and wanted to share.  (Credit to Barb, I read this because you liked it on Facebook) The norm sure as hell ain’t always better, or even good. At all. http://momastery.com/blog/2015/04/13/world-mentally/

  • Heel Raises (calf raises)

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    I tried to explain to someone the importance of this exercise and strengthening this muscle. This will strengthen the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles, the calf muscles.  These muscles, when contracted, will plantarflex the foot(point the toes).  So when you do… Read More ›

  • Feeling Sorry for Yourself

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    I’ve been on an emotional roller coaster this month.  It happens a lot.  But this month it was really bad.  It’s my stroke anniversary month which makes me go positively crazy, I moved, I got a NASTY cold, I thought… Read More ›

  • Cerebellum

    My therapist told me today that NPR is doing a fascinating series of shows this week about the cerebellum.  It obviously caught my attention.  Here it is.  I kinda always thought that the cerebellum only affected physical stuff, boy was… Read More ›

  • Blocking

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    Sometimes the muscle you want to contract isn’t the one that contracts when you try to perform a movement.  This goes for both orthopedic stuff and neurologic stuff.  Way the hell more with neurologic stuff though.  I’m working with someone… Read More ›

  • Control

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    Hi everyone.   :)  Long time no talk.  My plan was to take a break from blogging for a month or 2 as I build back up a semi-normal life but Dean f’ed up my plan by e-mailing me and asking… Read More ›

  • Pillows

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    When I first started dating my guy friend, he slept with two pillows.  I told him to start sleeping with one pillow, to take one away.  A few days later he texted me from work and said “my neck feels… Read More ›

  • They think, therefore I am.

    The last line of this article is brilliant.  The essence of who I am is the exact same as it was before the stroke. Read this.

  • Curve Reversal

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    I saw this term the other day doing chart  reviews….When looked at from the side, and you’re looking at someone who is sitting up straight, the spine should look like a backwards ‘S.’  In order to attain this shape, the… Read More ›

  • Competence

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    I have observed something recently that upset me so I thought I’d write about it.  I am working with a stroke survivor right now, this guy is a very accomplished man.  Very accomplished, very educated.  There are some aids that… Read More ›

  • Gluteus Maximus

    Happy New year.  Since 2014 has been called “the year of the rear,” I thought this was appropriate.  I think I’ve written about something like this before but here goes again….Yesterday I had a yoga lesson and was in the… Read More ›

  • 2014 in review

    Damn, I really need to find a way to be paid for this. Dean beat ya this year Barb. The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the… Read More ›

  • Fitting In

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    Christmas Day was a long ass day for me.  It involved a lot of acting as normal as I can and trying to fit in as much as I can in front of a bunch of different people at 3… Read More ›

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